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be wedded to (something)

1. To be invested in or committed to something emotionally, especially an idea, notion, perspective, etc. I hope she's not wedded to the idea of going to that restaurant for her birthday—it's just way too expensive. Don't bring up politics or religion. People are just too wedded to their beliefs to have a civil conversation about those topics.
2. To be inseparably connected to or associated with something. The work culture in this company makes it feel like your worth as an employee is wedded solely to your daily output. Social and political power in the developing country has been wedded to money for years.
See also: to, wedded

wed (one) to (someone or something)

1. To join one to another person in marriage. A noun or pronoun is used between "wed" and "to"; often used in passive constructions. I've been wedded to my husband for nearly 30 years. My parents wanted to wed me to the son of a wealthy business man, but I refused. It would be my honor to wed you to Charles.
2. To instill a belief or adherence to a particular belief or idea in one. Often used in passive constructions. You'll need to wed our investors to your plan if you want the funding to execute it. I wasn't wedded to the idea at first, but the more they explained it to me, the more convinced I became.
See also: to, wed

wedded to (something)

1. Invested in or committed to something emotionally, especially an idea, notion, perspective, etc. I hope she's not wedded to the idea of going to that restaurant for her birthday—it's just too far away. People quickly become wedded to their ideologies, and it is very difficult for them to change their beliefs over time.
2. Inseparably connected to or associated with something. The work culture in this company makes it feel like your worth as an employee is wedded solely to your daily output. Social and political power in the developing country has become wedded to money over time.
See also: to, wedded
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wedded to something

Fig. mentally attached to something; firmly committed to something. (Fig. on wed(ded) to someone.) The manager was wedded to the idea of getting new computers. The mayor was wedded to the new budget plan.
See also: to, wedded
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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